California Gurls is the first single off Katy Perry's upcoming album, Teenage Dream, and the almost-orgasmic colors splashed onto the single cover screams it all. The track sounds like the usual Katy Perry, and it's radio-friendly enough to win Miss Congeniality. California Gurls is the perfect summer record: dancey, fun, synth-powered. But as a Katy Perry release, it's sort of disappointing. There's a generic vibe to the record, especially with artists like Ke$ha and 3OH!3 releasing uptempo feelgood tracks similar to California Gurls.
Judge for yourselves: